[#454] Drink Deep In The Morning

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

β™«American Noiseβ™« – Skillet

The one thing I knew after having such a huge and thought provoking post last time out, I felt like I really needed to come up with something strong to follow up with. I had my hair style and clothing but the one thing I needed was a setting. I looked through some of my resources and came across a sim I know I have never done any pics at so that was my destination…or so I hoped.

The Whole Wheat sim is a cornucopia of different settings all wrapped up into one and just randomly picking a door to go through I found a nice little place to set up shop. I really started getting a vibe with all the abandoned junk and debris which had things such as a cassette player and a record player that had been discarded and left abandoned. It was then that I finalized my look and knew that the pose set I wanted to use would work just right with the setting.

Recently I came across an ad that Chat Noir poses was looking for bloggers and before that I had been to their store to see if they had anything knew in male poses that I did not own. I came across pose set “1760” which was for guitar poses. I’m not going to turn down a guitar pose set even if I have other ones at my disposal as this is something new and not like others I have (a plus being it is bento enabled).

While there is no guarantee that I’ll get selected as a blogger I certainly hope that they see what I can do with their poses as I am a fan and enjoy the work they do.

With that said all the boxes for what I needed for this shoot were checked and I happily took quite a few shots from different angles and tested out different lighting but I feel the one I ended up with along with some minor magic with the help of the Nik Collection, I was able to capture a good photo.

When it comes to events I don’t always walk out with a purchase (even when I’ve looked at the shopping guide before hand). Most of the ones I go to outside of the usual all male variety can be hit and miss as far as male objects. Colabor88 is one of those events where every now and then something will catch my eye (usually footwear from some of my favorite designers as is the case for this post).

Vale Koer released a new pair of boots called the “RAINYDAY” boots and if anything was worth fighting the madness of trying to get in on the first day…these would be a good reason. When something in the virtual world reminds me of an item I own or have owned in the past and no longer have comes along I don’t hesitate. For a long time I had a pair of boots like this and wore them for many years, they got me through some of the last few years of High School and ended up being something I wore to work until they were finally done in for good. While I probably will most often wear the regular version of these or all black, it’s nice to know that I have other options in the FATPACK to entertain myself with on a whim.

Besides the Vale Koer boots, the rest of my outfit is completely from my brand partner, {COLD-ASH}, which I am wearing one new product and one previous product that has been updated to fit the Belleza body. The jeans work fantastic with the boots which I don’t think I could have planned any better than I did but my focus is more on the button down shirt which I guess you could say is also a previous product but it is different because it’s got a new coat of paint so to speak.

The Taylor shirt which I proudly wore in one of my favorite posts, #440 (Whenever The Rain) has gotten a makeover and now along with the Classic Pack which you can get at their store, they have released a version with dotted, plaid, and check patterns for those of you who are into that style. I can admit the moment I saw it and put it on along with the HUD that’s included I was super excited. It was really hard to decide what pattern to go with until I chose the one you see in the photos.

In the above pic I’m also showing a second pose from the Chat Noir 1760 set. The ad shows an electric guitar but I felt considering the type of background I was working with an acoustic would suit my photos a lot better and seems to be the right decision.

Leaving the best (or what I consider to be) for last when it comes to brands is sometimes the right thing to do. This post features a new hair from the M-Cuts line of the Modulus brand which I’ve been honored with being able to use in my work. This hair is the second to be released at The Men’s Department along with “Carl” at the monthly event. They are quite the opposite of one another in the fact that with “Carl” the hair is swept to the left side of the head and with “Stefan” it is shorter in length and swept to the right side.

I did my best to provide the angles to show the hair off from front to back and also to note that it will work great with a very short hairbase style which you can find at the Modulus store.

When it comes to an overall feeling after you taken the photos and pulled them into whatever editor that is used to touch things up, I felt very confident that this is probably my second favorite blog post of 2018. Sure there are still ten more months left in the year (I know, I know I’m not trying to rush anything I promise) but if I am already at a place where I think I’m doing well then as time continues on there’s not telling what great visual stories will unfold on this site. You can now scroll down to the styling credits (if you haven’t already) and I’ll see you again on the horizon.

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ Whole Wheat


HAIR: Modulus – Stefan Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (Dotted/Plaid/Check Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

The original Taylor shirt was a hit for me as I enjoyed the posts that I created while wearing it and as much as I love solid colors, I really enjoy prints and patterns that much more which is why having the plaid and check patterns for this shirt are super awesome. While I may not be crazy about dots I really like how these were done so there definitely a possibility that you’ll see me wearing one of them in a photo (if not on my blog then possibly just a random flickr photo).



A great well constructed boot set with tons of different options (coming from the FATPACK). You can put together just about any color combination you’d like by just clicking a spot on the HUD and selecting your desired color choice. One thing I can say for certain is when it gets to be the time of year where designers are making shorts more, I’ll be wearing this quite a bit in combination as most pants would make it difficult to wear these without having to do some adjusting.

TA – Code Guitar

I’ve had this for quite a long time and it’s actually mostly for decoration as it is an acoustic guitar with a stand. They do give you one to wear and use (which I made a copy of to be able to make it work with the poses). After all this time it still looks great and stands up well as far as early mesh objects go and was glad that I could use it in this photo shoot.

CN* pose 1760

Anything to do with music is something I’m going to normally purchase if the timing is right and these guitar poses from Chat Noir are very well done. There are 6 different poses with (mirror/alternate sides) that are a combination of sitting and standing poses. I have to note that a guitar prop is not included with the pose and I had to use my own but pretty much any guitar you might have in your inventory can work with the right adjustments (make a copy of it first just in case!!!).


[#453] It’s Always The Same

Go ahead, tell me you’ll leave again
You’ll just come back running
Holding your scarred heart in hand
It’s all the same
And I’ll take you for who you are
If you take me for everything
Do it all over again…

β™«All The Sameβ™« – Sick Puppies
Inspired by Free Hugs Campaign

When you are reminded of a good song that you find has inspired you in some capacity you realize you want to share it with as many people as you can; in this post that is exactly what I’m doing. Combining two different versions of the song (one that was made by the person that inspired the photos I took and the other being the version that ended up on the album) I’m bringing you something that means something to me and I hope by the end of this post you will see that it’s more about clothes and poses and sims.

It’s about the human connection.

In the “Free Hugs Campaign” video, the person behind it all (whose name is Juan Mann) is walking around with a sign that reads “Free Hugs” and people don’t seem to want to have anything to do with him. I’m emulating that very thing myself but instead of a sign I have on a shirt that says “Free Hugs” that is part of the February group gift from R2A. I enlisted the help of my good friend Illuminatra to pose with me as one of the people who do not wish to get a free hug and would rather I buggered off.

Thank you for helping out with this blog post Lumi, I truly appreciate it.

In the picture above I’m basically taking a break because no one seems to be giving me the time of day even though all I’m doing is trying to promote good will and show the world that the human spirit can triumph over anything if you just give it the chance to. I took all of the pics you see in this blog on location at the Mopire City sim which I previously used as a location for the blog post #441 (Ride). It’s a really nice city to explore and of course take pictures at if you ever find yourself looking for that kind of environment.

Modulus has two new releases available right now at The Men’s Department and for this blog I am showing off the “Carl” hairstyle. You can see it up closer in the above shot and I used the BROWNS HUD and chose one of the colors that had some light streak tinting on the longer part of the hair. It gives it a more unique look and feel which is something I’m definitely all about.

The Man Cave recently opened and EQUAL released another low top shoe and I was so torn about what color to buy (as I knew at this moment I could not get the FATPACK as I might have before) so I thought long and hard and chose the black pair because it matched my outfit and it’s one of those universal things that will go with any outfit you might wear.

Now as I resume my quest to give out free hugs (even though previously was a bust) I finally find one kind soul that is willing to bring it in just like in the video when Juan finally starts to see people “embrace” the concept of what he’s trying to do. For the part of the older woman I was able to convince my sister in law, Lucie, to come shoot pics with me (as she has the LAQ female head that is more aged). I have reason to believe that she’ll be posting some shots from this session as well on her blog, Bluebird’s Song. You’ll be able to get her style credits when they are posted give or take in a day or so but I’d say go check out the blog before then because it’s really well thought out and put together.

Here is the actual pic of the first hug given with the nice older woman who probably felt sorry for me because nobody wanted any part of Free Hugs. Though it is a sign of good things to come as others take notice of the event are are possibly compelled to join in on the social experiment. A big thank you to Lucie for joining me and being a part of this blog, it wouldn’t have been possible without your part in the creativity of what has become the end result.

This is probably one of the most pic driven blogs I’ve done in a very long time but it was something that I really wanted to put just as much effort into as I do anything else and it called for the extra photos to tell the story and to really get the feel of it down correctly. It would have actually been longer if I had done shots of police trying to put a stop to Free Hugs as was shown in the video. It went so far as to Juan drawing up a petition to reinstate Free Hugs in the city which garnered thousands of signatures and it was then once again publicly allowed. It goes to show you that if you’re passionate enough about something and you believe in it to your core being that nothing can truly stop you.

For the above pic and the one that is to follow, I was able to get my brother Ethan to be one of the enthusiastic huggers once the campaign/movement started to take off.

A large thank you to Ethan for posing for these with me, I’m glad that we were able to do a photo together because it’s been way too long since we did one last. I’ll make sure the next one doesn’t take so long for me to include you again as I now know you enjoy doing it.

As I wrap this up I want to thank Lumi, Lucie and Ethan for helping me create this visual. Every moment of it has been enjoyable and I hope that when you guys see it you are as proud of it as I am. Without the three of you I don’t think I would have been able to make it work quite the way it did so you guys deserve credit as well for your help.

One last thing I’d like to say is I know that things might be a bit different then they were when Juan Mann started the Free Hugs Campaign and that sexual harassment is sadly on the rise but I feel that sometimes people do need hugs to brighten their day and there aren’t always people out there that are looking to do bad things. A thing to consider is that one person that may need a hug because they are having a rough go of things in their life, if they get that hug to show that someone actually is thinking of them in a positive way just may save their life. That’s all there is for this post but I appreciate anyone who takes a look at it.

Onto the next conversation….

Photos taken @ Mopire City


HAIR: Modulus – Carl Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ TMD

M-Cuts (the hair division of Modulus) as I mentioned before have two releases out at The Men’s Department. The “Carl” hair is a side combed mid length hair with closely cropped sides. 25 colors available through 5 texture HUDs or all together in a FATPACK (which is a great value) to have a really cool hairstyle in your arsenal. I love the texture and quality of this hair and was able to fit it to my head with an easy to use resizer. Check out The Men’s Department to get a look at this hair and Modulus’ other release “Stefan” you’ll be glad you did.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

OUTFIT: R2A – FREE HUGS ✦ NEW ✦ π”Šπ”―π”¬π”²π”­ π”Šπ”¦π”£π”±

When I saw the ad for this outfit I knew I had to grab it because it reminded me of the video for the Free Hugs Campaign. This outfit comes with more than the shirt and sweatpants, there is also a snapback hat which says “Free Hugs” on it as well. Shoes also come with it but I was having a difficult time fitting them and I had the EQUAL shoes that I wanted to blog as well. The concept of the outfit is great and it looks good (as well as it is high quality). R2A has a lot of great urban clothing options that I suggest you check out because it is very much worth the time. So join the group as it costs nothing, get the outfit and then maybe do some shopping for yourself.

SHOES: EQUAL – Ian Sneakers BLACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Another great footwear release from the EQUAL brand is available at the recently opened February round of Man Cave. These low tops are similar to what I’d call a Converse All-Star only they do note have laces in them which I think is a fantastic and underutilized feature in the virtual world. These shoes come with a HUD that allows you to change the soles of the shoe between two colors as well as the metal color of the eyelets. A really great street type shoe for casual type wear that will be great to wear with your jeans or sweats.

Le Poppycock – And So On A (Nothing To Hide)
Hypersigil – Still Motion (No Thank You)
Bounce This Poses – Walk
Bounce This Poses – Girl Pack
::: Core ::: Male Model Pose – Free Hugs ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔀𝔒𝔯 π”„π”³π”žπ”¦π”©π”žπ”Ÿπ”©π”’
*CS* – All We Need Is Love

[#452] Where The Streets Have No Name

We’re still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you

β™«Where The Streets Have No Nameβ™« – U2

It’s been a while since I was inspired by something I haven’t listened to in a while but was reminded of by just kind of going through music in my head; maybe I’m not the biggest U2 fan that’s ever lived but I can tell you I do enjoy a lot of their music (especially a lot of earlier works including albums like “The Joshua Tree”).Β  The look I put together for this blog is a rather simple one and very casual for every day appearance. Most days I could easily just relax in clothes like these so it is easily relatable.

There’s always a nice feeling you get when you’re rummaging through your closet and you find a backrop you’ve forgotten about. Then you put it out and come up with a scene pretty quickly. Another great thing is when you are going through clothes you like and realize that they’ve updated them to fit the body you are wearing right this moment (it’s kind of like Christmas all over again when that re-delivery comes).

For this blog post there are three new products mixed in with some other goodies to make up everything you see in all the pictures. One of my favorites is this COLSON henley shirt from {COLD-ASH}. As a proud partner of the brand I was excited to get this preview which comes with just about every current mesh body fit and two versions for each (a regular waist and a wider waist for those who like a looser fit).

Making sure I get all the purchases I made at Men Only Monthly to use, I’m wearing the VANGO “Keith” hair and also the “Hipster Style” bento beard by Magnificent (a part of the GA.EG brand family). These two in combination with one another give me a bit of a weathered look which I don’t mind due to the fact that I personally try to stay away from the baby face look if at all possible.

The above pic gives you a better look at the three new items being shown in this blog post (the shirt, hair and beard). I also have to share that the skin I am wearing by LV Designs that is named after me has been released in another tone. The skin is also now available in Pearl/Tone 2 (for those of you who own Stray Dog body appliers) which was a request I had made as well as a few others from I have been told.

My closet just got a little fuller over the last day or so with having hit TMD, Hipster Mens Event, The Men’s Jail and also a fresh round of Man Cave for February that just opened today. Gives me plenty of things to work with so now I just have to come up with some scenery ideas and get back to it which means it is time for me to wrap things up and guide you to the credits below.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Vango. Keith ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

From the moment I saw this hair I knew it would be one that I would want in my arsenal of hairstyles (especially long ones that I wear consistently in the winter months). With each new release I feel that the Vango brand is getting better and better. This particular hair comes in two styles (the one you see above and also a version with more strands falling in the front of the face). The full fatpack has a total of 17 different hair colors ranging from your basic tones to a few ombre tones for those of you who like a bit of streaking in your hair.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ NEW

BEARD: [MF] Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

This stache and beard combination is specifically made for the CATWA Daniel head, with that said I don’t know if it would work with any other CATWA product so if you dare to test it make sure to grab a demo first before doing anything. The “Night” pack contains dark versions like Black and even a Salt n Pepper style along with a darker brown and blonde as well. I really liked the way this looked on me but being a guy who is always wanting to wear facial hair that’s not much of a surprise. This product will be available through February 15th so you can certainly treat yourself to a little Valentine’s Gift and why not?

BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} COLSON Henley Shirt (Classic Pack) ✦ NEW @ TMD

As much as I enjoy blogging costumes or suits and fancy things, when it comes down to a nicely made shirt you don’t have to worry about it not getting my attention. Collared shirts with a few buttons are effective and are easy to just throw on after getting out of the shower before leaving the house. They are even casual enough you possibly could wear them to certain work places. As I mentioned earlier this is a review copy and it is the entire pack with a HUD containing 10 solid colors. This pack in its entirety is worth it because if you get just one color and get home and put it on, you’ll be kicking yourself that you want it in more colors and would end up spending more to get the full pack when you should have just done it in the first place.

JEANS: L&B Swear – Salvage Cuffed Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

Even though I have blogged this in a previous entry it’s worth noting that they’ve been updated to fit the Belleza mesh body for those who might not own these and didn’t give them a look because they didn’t fit your body at the time.


RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Robbo Bridge

I’ve apparently had this sitting around for an undisclosed amount of time. From the moment I set it out to see if it would work with the idea that was starting to form in my head (and it did), it made me glad that I am one of those people that tend to play gacha backdrop machines on whims. While I am not sure if it is supposed to represent an actual place in the world, I do know that it would look like a place I would probably wander to (or through) in my virtual travels.

Go&See – Firm ✦ NEW @ M.O.M ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

[#451] Fly Like An Eagle

Feed the babies
Who don’t have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin’ in the street
Oh, oh, there’s a solution

β™«Fly Like An Eagleβ™« – The Steve Miller Band

Most of the free sports loving world was glued to their televisions and sitting at the edge of their seats on Sunday evening during the NFL’s 52nd Super Bowl. While I profess I am not from or a hard core fan of either team (in fact New England is one of my least favorites), I can appreciate a well contested game. The Philadelphia fans have waited so very long for their team to bring home a championship which they have come close to on a few occasions. Finally on the 4th of February they secured the Lombardi Trophy for the “City of Brotherly Love”.

One of the things I like about sports is seeing a team who is considered a long-shot that has overcome the odds. Through injuries to key players that could have crippled any team, the Eagles persevered and a man who once was their future at Quarterback but found himself passed around other teams (when the team gave up on him in favor of a younger up and comer) found his way back and made not only his dreams, his teammates dreams, and the dreams of a city that eats, sleeps, and breathes their sports teams come true.

That is why I’m dedicating this blog entry to them.

The putting together of this scene and look came fairly easy with bits and pieces here and there. I found some private land near my home that belongs to a friend of mine and used their cliffs to stand upon while I found myself entertaining a majestic bird.

A few things about my look before I get to the credits is that I am wearing the latest group gift from the etham brand. It’s a sweatshirt in which you are getting the fatpack just for being a member of the group. As far as group gifts go there’s not much better then receiving a full product just as a thanks which I am quite okay with.

Once again for a second straight blog in a row I am wearing the ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants in the Olive color which works perfectly with how I chose to wear the sweatshirt. I’ve also got my eye on some of the new products that Kitt has released at the freshly open February round of TMD so keep an eye out for future posts as you just might see them in one of my looks.

On of the main features for this blog which you will get a closer look at in the image below is the newest face in the M-Bare line from Modulus. This new CATWA exclusive release comes with an applier HUD that allows you to apply just the face itself or with brows (as well as an optional beard which I did not add for this blog). It comes in Fair, Rose, Latte, Caramel or Chestnut and a fatpack is also available if you like more than one skin tone and would like to save a little extra spending money (to hit up those latest events).

Lastly my hair is one of the latest additions to the Taketomi Club which is a combination of both the Taketomi and Burley brands. For those of you who might not have read one of my previous blogs about this club I’ll be happy to tell you about it again. You join the Taketomi Club group in-world for a small fee and they release 2-3 hairs from one or the other of their brands and you can get an entire fatpack for 50L for the first two weeks of it’s release. Once it is “retired” they put it on the wall and the fatpacks are sold for 450L a piece.

For such a small fee and excellent prices this is definitely a great way to get your hair fix. Currently though the majority of releases to the club are female oriented but the male releases that are out are ones that you may not want to miss out on.

As I wrap this up I will give you a hint of what is to come to the pages of These Conversations Kill. I’ll be featuring new items from the Hipster Men’s Event as well as the newly opened TMD (as I previously mentioned). Brands you will likely see will include Modulus, Image Essentials, {Cold-Ash}, [Gild], Go&See just to name a few as there are likely more that I might find while I’m shopping so I can’t give every detail away.

My work as a blogger is never done so time for me to get back to it and get ready a to shoot and post a new entry.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: BURLEY – Thor – Fatpack ✦ NEW ✦ π”—π”žπ”¨π”’π”±π”¬π”ͺ𝔦 β„­π”©π”²π”Ÿ

While it is nice having a full assortment of hair colors to choose from one thing I can say is sometimes it can be too much. I decided to go a route that normally I do not take with most hairs and that is with this Burley product I selected the Dips HUD which has a lot of different options to it of base hair with colored streaks/ends. As I debated over the different ones I decided to go with a darker color base hair and green highlights to match the rest of the theme that I was going for. Perhaps I’ll go down this path again sometime in the future when a look requires something with just a little extra kick.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

FACE: Modulus – Richard Skin ✦ NEW

Earlier in this blog I gave you a little bit of information about this latest skin from Modulus and in addition to that you also get an eyebrow shaper as well as a body shape to give you an idea of how it’s intended to look. Of course if you decide to be creative with it or you have a shape of your own that works there’s nothing wrong with that.

To me Richards face looks to be a bit hardened and mature which helps balance out the market between younger looking and more aged faces. While he may be cooler than ice you might not want to cross his path after a hard day if you catch my drift; I also think his features definitely do remind me of someone that might live on the east coast of the US.

BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SWEATSHIRT: etham – Scotty Sweater – All Colors ✦ NEW ✦ π”Šπ”―π”¬π”²π”­ π”Šπ”¦π”£π”±

When a group gift is available and comes in the form of a fatpack it definitely has added value because at some point in the future they may add it to their regular stock and if you didn’t grab it when it was a gift you might kick yourself. This sweatshirt features a HUD which you can color the top and bottom halves of with the assortment of colors provided (12 in all) and you can do mix/match any color combination or keep the entire sweatshirt uniform. Something to consider picking up while it is still available at the main location.

PANTS: ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Olive ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑


These have been stowed away in my inventory for a while after I purchased them at an event (which at this time I cannot remember exactly what one). Usually when it comes to the Vale Koer brand I go out all because I know that I’m going to get plenty of use and also customization out of their fatpacks. One of the only things that I would change about this is the ability to be able to customize what looks to be a striped part of the show which is all a part of one section. I think it would make them even more versatile but at this rate with as many different combinations you can have with what is already possible there is not that big of a complaint.

YKZ4.- Man & Eagle

It just so happened that I was originally looking for a pose where I would be flapping my wings but on my search of the Marketplace I came across this well thought of pose and figured it would make my idea even better if I went with this instead. There are two poses included as well as two mesh eagle birds that correspond with each pose and for anyone who may do medieval pictures this could work for your compositions as well.

[#447] Sick Of Me

What a pointless mistake
Such a slap in the face
Gotta turn this thing around again
No more holding it back
No more bending the facts
I’ll push myself, push myself
‘Till I understand

β™«Sick Of Meβ™« – Beartooth

After the fun I had with the last blog I’m back to a more serious tone for these scene. Many people suffer from depression and it can come in all shapes and sizes and degrees; it doesn’t discriminate based on gender or nationality or if you are young or aged. The people that fall under this category may go UN-diagnosed or lack the ability to pay for any kind of treatment due to lack of insurance or their insurance not covering what is needed to get better.

Getting help is not an easy thing but if anyone that might be reading this is either suffering from or know someone who is….there are people to talk to and are willing to listen. It’s easier said than done but getting things off your chest or your mind could really make a huge difference in fighting some of the demons that might be pulling you down.

After hearing the song I chose as the soundtrack for this blog post and doing a little research on it I felt compelled to kind of build upon the feeling of being isolated and that everything seems to be falling apart at all the wrong times. The feeling of wanting to get away from everyone and everything seems to be one of the many parts associated with this disease.

Loss of interest in things that are normally enjoyed, not wanting to leave the home (or apartment), it takes a toll not only physically but mentally. I feel like I may be going on like a broken record because most of this is commonly known but not everyone including myself knows everything about how the brain functions and bringing awareness with the reason of wanting to help people is one of my goals being that anyone could stumble upon this at any given time.

Long hair is something of a personal preference when it comes to my avatar. It’s one thing that I’ve wanted to retain from my real life younger adult years and in the virtual world it is maintenance free. I don’t have to worry about it growing or getting stuck in the shower drain and I can choose to color it just about any tone I like.

“Harper” is one of the first long hair unisex version from Modulus and their M-Cuts division (which is also considered Alpha Hair as a part of the brands new era of products). I’ll say more about this below otherwise I’ll get way too wordy in this space and have nothing to write about in the style credits. However, I can tell you that I really enjoy this style and could easily be one I go back to plenty of times in the future.

The Man Cave event has been one that I have been bringing home a lot of products from in this current round. Once more I’ve found myself wearing the “Neil” sneakers from EQUAL because they seemingly go with just about any look I’ve put together lately and with owning the FATPACK and being able to change colors and parts the combinations are nearly endless.

As I wait for the next new product release from {COLD-ASH}, I came back to an old friend as the “RILEY Straight Jeans” have been updated to fit the Belleza body. One thing I can say is that I really love when creators see items that stand the test of time and get and updated treatment to new mesh bodies and such. Jeans are one of those things that just about everyone wears but when your favorite ones fail to match the current body you are wearing they tend to get pushed to the back of your closet (and your mind).

I know this blog entry was a little heavy in tone and I hope my next one isn’t as much. Hopefully I can put together something fun and there are a few things that I have in mind but we shall see how easy they are to pull off.

Maybe it is cliche but personally I don’t care, I hope that everyone takes care and is kind to others.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Harper Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ Shiny Shabby

A great unisex long hairstyle that has me super excited that a brand I’ve stood behind from their inception has made a style that I feel represents me and the style I like to portray in-world. Available in 5 different color packs or get all 25 colors in the FATPACK for the best value. Each HUD includes a color tinter so that you can add a little extra color to your locks.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
FACE: ::LV:. Brennan ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑
BODY:: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

SWEATER: -BTRYL- BRIDGES Graphic Sweatshirt ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Being true to real life and basing my setting on the city of New York, right now is definitely sweatshirt weather (and likely more). BETRAYAL has a collection of graphic printed sweatshirts available. The particular one I’m wearing I found a bit humorous even though it could be very truthful in certain situations as it reads, “May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way”. Some may live the motto and not care what relationships they sever ties with but I just got a bit of a chuckle out of it for being clever.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza, Signature and SLink mesh bodies types.

SHOES: EQUAL – Neil Sneakers FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑


This Gacha set of New York related backdrops has been out for a good while but still well worth looking into for photography/blogging purposes. MINIMAL prides itself on making some of the highest quality backdrops for photogs and bloggers like myself to give us scenery to set a mood. Please note that the payphones and subway map are not a part of the product.

Animosity – Nigo Pose Pack (3)

[#445] Popular

I’ll never get caught
I’m popular
I’m a teachers pet
I make football bets

β™«Popularβ™« – Nada Surf

With one of the biggest (American) football games coming up in nearly two weeks, I thought I’d do something a little fun in honor of that. Seeing as how I have several decades of music knowledge to go on and the 90’s were essentially where my complete love of music was born I thought I’d take a little gem from that time frame and use it as the theme for this entry.

While I already had my look already figured out, it was more of a challenge of what I was going to do to surround myself with the atmosphere of what one might consider a “jock” culture which if I’m not mistaken is still a thing today. Football players are highly regarded and sought after within their respective classes and adored by cheerleaders and other girls alike.

It was either going to be that I looked around to find bits and pieces to make a build myself which I am self-assured is not my forte…or I could try to find a backdrop that would befit my vision. All it really took was a quick trip onto the marketplace where I found the awesome locker room backdrop from RAMVII (which I admit was perfect for what I had rattling around in my head). The finishing touches were the football helmet from Tartessos Arts and the football that you see which is from a pose set from NANTRA’S “Touchdown” pack (which I will link for you because I did not credit it due to it being a part of a set I did not use in this blog post).

After I put this look together and was had my song choice picked my wife thought I was going with a basketball theme because of the track suit; I explained to her what I was doing and she said I looked more like a basketball player. While that may be true I distinctly remember during my time in school that all the football players wore track suits during the school assemblies.

Regardless of whichever one of us is right I may have to purchase this outfit in another color and do a basketball pic just for the fun of it.

Image Essentials has released a new pose set called “Lightbulb Moment” and while it is intended for use by the ladies, I managed to make it work using some out of the box thinking as I’ve been known to employ from time to time. This pose set is available at the Designer Circle event through the 3rd of February.

For the second consecutive entry I am featuring a product from Modulus but this time it is the latest skin in the M-Bare line that is a mainstore release. “McMillan” is his name and he appears to be a confident fella as I’ve portrayed him in these photos. I’ll talk more about this guy down in the credits so I don’t run out of things to say.

I feel like I did a fairly good job of putting a look together to capture the essence of “Johnny Football Hero” as the lyrics in the song suggest. One of the things that I try to do more than anything is to make my avatar look and feel the part of whatever vision my brain comes up with for me to conceptualize.

Within the next blog entry or so I am going to be featuring Modulus, Go&See and some items from The Epiphany event which I’m looking super forward to and hope that the final touches are exactly what I thought up in my head. The next adventure is just up ahead and I’m looking forward to seeing where it takes me.

Onto the next Conversation

HAIR: Wasabi // Tyler Hair

I picked up the Fifty Linden Friday version of this hair with a mix of colors combined (like a smaller version of a variety pack). There are several color packs to choose from as well as a variety and FATPACK for those who tend to wear several colors of hair and want to stick to one hairstyle for a while. Now known as just Wasabi (previously known as Wasabi Pills), I feel as though I was not as thrilled with this purchase as I originally thought but is at least worth the price I purchased it for during FLF. With that said, what is not as good for one may be better for another and I do not want dissuade anyone from trying it out for themselves before making their decision.

HEAD: CATWA – Victor (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)
FACE: Modulus – McMillan Skin – Rose ⚜ NEW

The newest confident male skin in Modulus’ M-Bare line is as I mentioned before a store only new release. It comes in three tones (Latte, Rose, and Sand) and includes a brow and body shape to make it look its best and as how the creator intended; along with a HUD that gives you the option to apply just the face or individual (or combined) hairbase and brows.

The skin appliers can be found at the mainstore for all current body types to ensure compatiblity.

BODY: Belleza – Jake (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)

JACKET: [VEX] Tracksuit Jacket [White]

Track jackets have been a part of sports culture for as long as I can remember and it’s trickled down to what most guys wear to relax or go to the gym in (for those who work out). The track jacket comes with an attachable shirt with a HUD that can change the color/texture of the shirt. I find this to be very fashionable and could even be paired with jeans if you are not feeling quite like putting the whole track suit look together.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTS: [VEX] Tracksuit Pants [White]

The second half of the track suit ensemble, these pants have an option where you can wear boxers (which you cannot see in the pictures as I am wearing the jacket). An included HUD allows you to change the color of the boxer with several color/texture options. I really love the quality of these pants and as a fan of track pants because of their comfort when you don’t want to be in adult mode, these are just what any man could ask for as far as chill apparel goes.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature male bodies.

SHOES: EQUAL – Neil Sneakers FATPACK @ Man Cave ⚜ NEW (𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑)

These shoes appear for the second straight entry as I felt that they were perfect for this look as they are sporty type shoes. I just colored them appropriately to match the colors of the track suit.

HELMET: ::TA Football Helmet Set

With a little bit of editing (I removed the attached football in favor of the one that you see as well as the shadow) this helmet comes with two options. Inside is a helmet you can wear or the one that I used that you can place out for decoration (and is modifiable). The decoration helmet has a resize feature as well as several color textures so that you it will fit the type of decor you have in your home or man cave (no pun intended!)

BACKDROP: RAMVII – The Lockers Backdrop

I found this backdrop while scouring the marketplace for items that would help me in setting up a scene. There are not many items in the store but the mesh really seems to be made with quality and this backdrop’s textures are pretty good as well. The chalkboard can be edited to allow you to place your own picture inside at your discretion.

IE – Lightbulb Moment (b) @ Designer Circle ⚜ NEW

This pose set includes 5 different poses (each with mirror poses) and is bento enabled so if you do not have a body or hands that have it, they will not work. These poses promote the idea that the person posing has come up with a thought or idea and I can see people doing these kind of poses in everyday life. As previously stated, these poses are female oriented but can be used by males due to the parity of them.

[#443] 18 & Life

Tequila in his heartbeat, his veins burned gasoline
It kept his motor running but it never kept him clean
They say he loved adventure, “Ricky’s the wild one”
He married trouble and had a courtship with a gun
Bang Bang shoot ’em up, the party never ends
You can’t think of dying when the bottle’s your best friend
And now it’s…

β™«18 & Lifeβ™« – Skid Row

Regardless of how funny this might sound, the inspiration to do this shoot came about during one of the last times I played the game “Rock Band”. The song inspiration had just become available to purchase and play and it’s been one of those songs that feels timeless for someone who grew up listening to it. Crazy hair rock is something that started my love of music but didn’t quite tip it over the scales. Having a sibling who was a musician and always listening and playing to different things helped broaden my horizons.

Yes there is such a thing as good and bad music but at the end of the day even if we don’t all agree what is what, if it has meaningful lyrics and or beats that is all that matters. It helps us get through tough times and also helps pick up our spirits when we are a little less than ourselves. I have no doubt beyond belief that the saying “There is power in music” is absolutely true.

A good portion of the look I put together here is from items that I’ve had sitting around in my closet (my reference to inventory), my main feature and focus for this blog entry is the “Miles” skin from Modulus and theirΒ  “M-Bare” collection. What is different about this is normally I wear the fair version of their skins but this release is comprised of mostly darker tones. Gives me something different to work with and I like that. There will be more of my thoughts on the skin below in the credits so be sure to take a look after you finish reading (or skip down to them because people do it…I have been guilty of it too!)

Above is a close-up of the “Miles” skin and I originally was going to wear a bit of facial hair but I thought that may compromise it too much on my first time featuring it so I held back from doing so. I did accentuate a little bit with the facial tattoos to give the look more of a hard time criminal feel which I think worked out well.

I‘d like to take a moment before I wrap this blog entry up to give a huge thank you to Kendra Parfort and the Avi-Glam brand for being a brand partner for over a year. They recently went into a new blogger cycle and I chose for personal reasons not to apply. I love the products Avi-Glam makes and I’ll continue to be supportive of them the best way I can as I move forward in my blogging career. On a personal note I feel I did my best to promote the brand and I hope that the sentiment is reciprocated.

That brings us to the end of this entry and I hope it encourages you in some way to either check out some classic rock or head to the events and stores that made up this post. My next adventure is around the corner and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Onto the next conversation…

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes
FACE: Modulus – Miles (Sand) @ 4Mesh ⚜ NEW

Tones that are for sale at this event include Caramel, Latte and Sand (which is what I’m wearing). The included HUD gives you the option to apply just the face by itself or you can include brows and hair (or apply them separately). This skin definitely gives a rugged feel to it but yet also has that hint of softness to it. Reminds me a little bit of that one guy that was in the news for a while who became a model after his mugshot started showing up all over the place. There is something fierce about his face but yet still handsome and charming.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v.4.4
TATTOOS: *Bolson / Tattoo Body Pack – Serra & Eli

This tattoo set is one that I purchased quite a while ago as I found it in one of the folders from 2016. The ink still holds up well with today’s mesh bodies as it comes with an applier for any Omega system enabled mesh. After I put it on I thought it would work well for a prison tattoo to give my avi some edge to him.

PANTS: >MM< Inmate Baggies – Inmate

These pants originally debuted at the first round of The Men’s Jail and due to time and other projects I didn’t get a chance to use them while the event was open. With there being so many events nowadays it is harder to get everything you want to use out in a timely fashion with deadlines for brand partners due and the real world getting in the way as well. Now that I have been able to wear them in this blog entry, they work perfectly for the tone and mood of what I was trying to relay….life behind bars.

Compatible with: Belleza (two versions) and Signature mesh bodies.

SOCKS: ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva short socks (#1)

SKYBOX: >]BC[< Asylum/Prison Skybox

<Instinct> THE JAIL Pose (4, 1)

These poses were also from the inaugural round of The Men’s Jail and include 4 poses (also with poseballs) as well as a cage which I did not use in the scene because it just didn’t fit my vision. Normally if an item has poses in it like furniture I use the poses included in it but the case with the cage is that it was not really a prison type but more like a fetish cage and that was not what I was looking for when it came to this scene. Instinct does a pretty good job with poses and props so I encourage you to go check them out and see if you can find something to aid you in your photography and or blogging.